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No connections are available (Shows a X on the network icon)

Q: No connections are available (Shows a X on the network icon)

I've been researching this for ever and everything I try does not work. My computer tells me to reset my router or/and modem, I do it and still nothing. I have tried everything, even restored my computer and reinstalled all my motherboards drivers. Sometimes it'll show a yellow icon on my network bar and it shows my network name, so I connect to it, then it says unable to connect... I click the troubleshooting and it keeps telling me to reset my router or modem. I tried that several times and even waited 10+ seconds. Still it doesn't work. Someone please help. The only thing that works is my iPhones personal hotspot, which I can't use for long because it is expensive. I tried to disable the networks and enable again, that doesn't work. I restarted my pc that still doesn't work. I don't know what to do please help.
Under network adapters in device manager. It shows Atheros AR9485 wireless network adapter and Intel(R)82579V Gigabit Network Connection. If that helps. Thanks in advance.

Preferred Solution: No connections are available (Shows a X on the network icon)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: No connections are available (Shows a X on the network icon)

Hi, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Try this.

Go to Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, then select Connect to a network (Connect or reconnect to a wireless, wired network connection).

You mentioned that you have installed the drivers, try to update the drivers for you network card.

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I recently had a problem with Driver Detective which caused me to do a repair install of Win XP HOME SP2. Everything seems to be back except that when I go into Network Connections there is a blank display. However my PC has two NIC's installed, one of which is connected to my WRT54G router. I am able to use the internet, there is a secong PC that is connected wireless to that router, and everything is working except that I don't see the Lan connection. When I do a ipconfig here are the results

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter {B7AF54A4-4A70-4A30-AA97-C5784418819A}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Ethernet adapter {ECC326F8-9F60-4FA2-96B1-118CDAA270C0}:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.il.comcast.net.
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\>
Can anyone shed some light as to why the above connection does not show when I go into Network Connections.

A:Solved: Nothing Shows in Network Connections

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Recently I moved, and now when I try to boot up my laptop I have the above problem. My system was running perfectly when shut down just prior to moving, and all I did was disconnect the cable internet and router, having set up a wireless LAN over 2 years ago. Temporarily at my brother?s home while trying to find my own place, I fixed a bunch of problems on his system, including DSL issues, in advance of setting up a router so I?d have internet access w/ my laptop.When I got around to firing up my Sony Vaio and went to Network Connections, lo & behold there was NOTHING in there, yet there had been at least 2-3 connections that I?d dfinitely not deleted. There was no ?View Available Wireless Networks? link either. While troubleshooting the issue I went to Device Manager, and NOTHING shows up in there either. When I select ?View resources by Type? I get an Error msg stating ?MMC has detected an Error in a snap-in?etc.?Soon the system started having problems booting, but finally would after 2-3 attempts, then give an Error Msg (w/ these details):System Recovered from a serious Error --Error SignatureBCCode : 1000008e BCP1 : C0000005 BCP2 : 80544A9D BCP3 : A7524B7CBCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 256_1 Error Report ContentsC:\DOCUME~1\Michael\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERd050.dir00\Mini091509-05.dmpC:\DOCUME~1\Michael\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERd050.dir00\sysdata.xmlThis is very weird in ... Read more

A:Nothing shows up in Device Manager or Network Connections

0x0000008E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLEDA kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler didn?t catch. These are nearly always hardware compatibility issues (which sometimes means a driver issue or a need for a BIOS upgrade). The problem with this info...is that a "driver issue" can be many things, as many applications...hardware...and XP itself...all employ drivers.So does malware.I suggest doing a search of your system for any .dmp files and then following the procedures outlined at Help Diagnosing BSODs And Crashes (BC) - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/176011/how-to-receive-help-diagnosing-blue-screens-and-windows-crashes/ Any other known system anomalies?Louis

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So guys, I have been having this problem for several days.
One day, I noticed that my wireless internet icon was gone from the taskbar.
I thought, that's easy, I'd set it to show from Network Connections.

However, when I went to Control Panel, Network Connections would not open, no hourglass or anything. Nothing.

So I went to services.msc, and sure enough, Network Connections was disabled. I set it to Manual and tried to start it. I got the error "Could not start Network Connections on Local Computer. 193: 0xc1."

This is bringing me down, because I've searched for an answer online for days, nothing worked.
I tried using regsvr32 to register netshell.dll, but I got the error "netshell.dll was loaded but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file cannot be registered."

I have Windows XP Home Edition SP 2.

I have scanned for viruses with avast! Home Edition, found nothing.

And very surprisingly, I still have internet. But I travel, so I need to choose my wireless networks, and this way, I can't. Thank you in advance for any help.

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I am connected to the internet, but there is a red x on my network icon (yet when you hover over it, it says internet access.) I tried to go into the network and sharing > change adapter settings, yet the Network connections folder is COMPLETELY blank.

I tried reinstalling the driver. Initially, I get a message that says "the parameter is incorrect" Although, I tried to do it a second time, it said that the driver is up to date.

I dunno what else to do. I'd like to have access to my LAN connection. I'm running Win 7 Ultimate x64.

A:Network Connections Blank - Red X on Network Icon- but Internet works

Well, after 3 hours of trying to find a solution, I immediately found it after creating this thread. Sorry!!!

Anyway, the solution was to open the registry editor, go to: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network" and delete the “Config” value. I restarted my computer, and all was well.

Still wondering: why did this happen in the first place?

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I'm preparing a laptop for transfer to someone else and have deleted all my network accounts (wireless) in the Control Panel. But over in the Sys Tray, when I click on the network icon, my two connections are still listed (name and name-guest). How do I delete those? Win 7x64. Thanks,

A:Deleting my own network connections listings (sys tray network icon)

When you click on the network icon in the System Tray, it will always list all of the Available Wireless Networks in the area, including those of your neighbours if their signal is strong enough. However, if you've already deleted your own networks in Control Panel, the computer won't be able to connect to them again until the encryption key is re-entered.

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Can anyone help me. I am trying to network my laptop with my desktop. I have done it before, but have changed routers. Now I can't find my network icon on my laptop. I have tried the ipconfig /all and this is what it came up with. Window IP Configuration
Host name............. Solovan
Primary dns suffix.....
Node type..............Unknown
IP Routing Enable ...No
WINS proxy enabled.No

Ethernet adapter local area connection
Media state..................Media disconnected
Description ..................Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Physical Address...........00-C0-9F-6C-80-56


A:Solved: Can't find the network icon under network connections

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Hi there
I have asked for this before,but forgotten how to do it.
I have no icon for Network connection,I can network ok,but cant access the icon so therefore cant change any settings i.e IP address.

With thanks

A:No icon for Network connections


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I have a really weird problem with my laptop.
Although the internet connection works good, yesterday I noticed that the wifi icon on the taskbar was disappered.
I tried to open "network connections" in the settings of the start menu and the page was blank without any connections.
I tried to plug the ethernet cable but nothing changed.

Do you know what is the problem? do you think that is due to viruses?

Thanks in advance

A:Network connections and wifi icon

Do a System Restore to a time when this was not happening.
Restart the computer and press F8 and choose Safe Mode With Networking. Then go to Start/Run and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. Are there any network connections there?
This is usually caused by a virus, please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and post in that section of the forum for more help.

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Hello All - (1st time poster...somewhat long time reader).

Here's a wacky one.
I have a Network Connections Icon or rather Link (cpl?) on my desktop (Vista
Business) that I can't figure out how to remove.

So far :

When I right click it - the options are :

Create Shortcut

I'm at a loss.
I've tried rebooting in safe mode and still the same 3 options.
I've went to the desktop folder and it's not showing there.
I've also tried dragging it to the taskbar and nothing (see attached .jpg).

Any suggestions?

A:Network Connections icon (.cpl?) on the desktop...

Hi annelid and welcome to the Vista forums!

Just try to delete it from the explorer (c:\users\username\desktop)

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I am using Windows XP Pro on a 2.8 Ghz Pentium M, 512M Ram 120GB HDD.
I finally decided I had to take the plunge and do the Windows Service
Pack 2 on my machines.
Though I can still use the shared internet connnection, the icon has
vanished from my network connections dialogs on all machines.
Similarly the systray icon which has always shown the state of the
shared internet connection has also vanished.
I used to be able to use the icon in Network Connections to trigger my
server machine to dial out. Now that the icon has vanished I cannot
"see" the shared internet connection at all, which means that to dial
out I must go physically to the server machine and dial out from that
Finally, whenever my dial up connection reboots, I find I must reboot
my system in order to cause it to "find" the shared internet connection
again, which is a real pain.
I have tried running the network setup wizard again, to no avail. It
does NOT restore the icon in the network connections dialog.
Can anyone provide detailed instructions on how to force XP to restore
this icon, and make the shared internet connection properties visible

A:Icon Missing in Network Connections, Help

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I've noticed recently that the Network Icon in the System Tray takes about 5 minutes before it indicates that the network is operational. When my modem indicators show that I am good to go, even though the Network Icon shows a Red X, I can get Online without any problems. I am wondering as to what controls the Network Icon from showing the normal operating status after the modem has all indicators running? Before this, the icon was showing a normal Network status after the modem had all LEDs illuminated. Now, it takes about 5 minutes or so. Any ideas? OS is Vista Home Premium.

A:Network Icon shows Red X for 5 min.

It sounds like corruption, but nothing to worry about.
Try from another user account, see if that makes a difference
Try an sfc scan
Run 3 times if errors are found
System Files - SFC Command
Right click on the icon and then repair
System Files - SFC Command
Totally disconnect from the internet, reboot and then connect again.
Reset your modem

Be sure to reboot after each step that you try.
Finally if this is a new problem, you can try a system restore
System Restore - How to

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I want to enable WIFI, but there is no icon on the Network Connections page of the Control Panel. All I see is a box with this info:

"Local Area Connection - Network 4 - Intel(R) 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection"

How do I add a WIFI icon to the Network Connections page?

My router is (AT&T) 2-Wire 3800HGV-B (the router sees a wireless dongle on my TV, so I know WIFI is active).

OS: Windows 7 64-bit.


A:No WIFI Icon on Network Connections Page

try resetting the modem you want to use

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i did something to my laptop some how that caused the network connections icon in the system tray (right hand corner by the time/date) to be a permanent ethernet symbol...
it currently has an X in it because im on wireless but it doesnt show the signal bars.  ive toggled the WiFi on and off, ive cycled power on the laptop and even run malwarebytes thinking i had some sort of infection...  i was having a slow SLOW radio connection a little while ago and ran malwarebytes which cleared up that issue but my icons were all correct...
ive gone into the network connections troubleshooter and the control panel but i cant find anything to let me reset this...
thanks in advance...

A:network connections icon in system tray

Did you install anything prior to the problem? See this link if its applicable to your problem. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011

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Hi,all, my Windows 7 shows red ?X? on network icon, but I'm connected, I just want to know the why, could someone tell me? thank you!

Sorry, I just uploaded a wrong pic

A:Windows 7 shows red “X” on network icon, Why?

You have 2 network connections, and one of them is not connected. ( Network 3 )

If you disable that network adapter in Device Manager that connection will be gone and so will the red x

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I have a problem that has happened to me several times already:
I have lost the lan connection icon for the network connection from Network and Dial-up Connections. The last 2 times that this happened I had to reinstall Windows 2000. Should I upgrade to linux instead this time?
Anyone can help?

A:Connection Icon disappeared from Network and Dial-up Connections


Have a look here:




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I have Wondows 10 and the problem is that the Network icon is showing "Not connected - Connections are available" but I'm conmnected to internet. But several applications (among them Microsoft Outlook) believes that there is no internet connection and then does not synchronize email. I already tried pretty much everything, I even reset my OS and the problem persists.

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I have a rather strange problem. Although my Ethernet connection functions. It does not show up in the 'Network Connections' window.

This is not a problem when I am connected to a network with DHCP enabled. But I do not use DHCP on my home network, everything is setup as a static IP.

Because this icon is missing I cannot assign a static IP address to my ethernet connection.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled my ethernet card's drivers and it did not help.

The icon used to be there.

There are no updated drivers and I have not installed anything new.

I have run several AV and Anti-spyware programs and nothing has been detected.

I do not want a cmd line work around. I need to have this Icon back.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

A:Ethernet Connection works. However, there is no icon in 'Network Connections'.

How to troubleshoot missing network connections icons in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP

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I today spotted a duplicate Network Connections Icon in Control Panel. Don't know what it's doing or where it came from - and I cant seem to get rid of it. I'm a one computer, one printer broadband user, with no wider network. Coincidentally I'm also experiencing problems trying to reinstall Software for my Canon Pixma 510 - message tells me there is insufficient space on my destination drive but I have over 300 Gb clear! Disk is NTFS.
All these problems seem to have started since Automatic Updating of Windows - including the latest malicious software removal tool.
I have also been trialing O&O defrag - could this be responsible? I understood it was one of the better tools? Really frustrated and woul dbe grateful if someone could help. Cheers

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Dear folk

My desktop windows 7 64 bit was working fine til I walked up yesterday and there was a red cross on the network icon!!!

Ethernet cable working fine as when i hooked it to my laptop everything is working fine , means problem lies within the desktop and nothing wrong with cable or router port.

Troubleshoot that I had done so far :

Restarted desktop 3 times, uninstalled LAN driver, connected new Ethernet cable

What else I need to check to find out what is going on ?


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Hi Guys,

I have a question if there is a way to hide the "local Area Connection" icon in the Change Adapter Settings window.

We do not want the regular users changing settings that they do not understand. Of course this is for Windows 7.

A way to do it via Group Policy would be benefitial.

Thanks in advance.


A:Hide Local Area Connections Icon in Network Sharing

There is a setting in group policy editor that can disable any Users ability to work with the LAN connections settings. There are over 2000 settings but it's hard to say exactly which one you want unless you look them all over and test them out to see the effect they have.

For this particular setting go to "User configuration"> Admin templates>All settings>Near the top of the list choose "Ablity to enable or disable a LAN connection", then enable or disable it depending on what you want.

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I recently upgraded a Windows 2000 PC (with an ASUS P4PE-800SE board) to Windows XP Pro. We have a Raid array (FastTrak TX2) and are using an onboard network adapter (Marvell 1207F). The internet and network connection work fine, however there is no icon for local area connection in Network Connections, and there is also no 1394 connection. The Device manager shows that the device is working properly, and the driver is an up-to-date version.

I have tried the fixes listed on Microsoft's site about this problem to no avail. The user needs to be able to manager her own network connection and is incapable or unwilling to use the Netsh command line interface. Please help.

A:Local Area Connection Icon in Network Connections missing

Are you saying that if you click Start, Network Connections, nothing shows?

Or do you mean the Task Bar icon?

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I've tried everything to get it back. In my network connections, it only shows my local area connection. I can't connect to a wireless network, and my wifi light on my keyboard isn't even lit.
I don't have any switches or buttons on my keyboard either that would allow me to enable or disable wireless internet.
I do have a wireless card built into my computer, and I have been able to connect to wireless networks for the three years that I've owned this laptop. It basically just stopped working a few weeks ago.
By the way, it's Windows XP. Anyone have any idea how to get my Wifi back?

A:Wireless Connection icon not showing in Network Connections window or Taskbar

Anyone have any idea how to get my Wifi back?Click to expand...

Let's see if we can find where it went.

What is listed under Network Adapters in Device Manager? What, if any, warnings or errors are anywhere in Device Manager?

What is the brand and model of your laptop?

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Recently, I've found that the Local Area Connection icon is missing from my Network Connections folder, but my connection still works. However, I cannot run my system on my WRT54G Linksys router (Yes, it sucks, I know), and as I have multiple systems in the house, this is a problem.

As it stands, I can run directly off the cable, but not when connected to the router. I cannot edit my connection settings. I've tried several microsoft fixes, such as the ones here:


If anyone has any other help, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:RESOLVED Missing Local Area Connection icon in Network Connections

Maybe something here may help http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm.

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whenever I'm connected to a network, the attached icon is displayed. The other icons (e.g. the spinning wheel thing when establishing a connection) do work, but the "connected" icon seems to have disappeared for no reason. I did not install any new software and I don't know what else might have triggered this, it was just that way when I booted my pc a few days ago.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Network connection icon always shows "not connected" even though I am

You might have a two adapters enabled. Right click on the bars and open the network and sharing center. Then in the left pane click on change adapter settings and see if there are 2 adapters present. If so disable the one that isn't wireless..I don't know if the two are related but mine used to look like this the left pic now it looks like the right pic. And it happened right after some windows updates.

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So, this is not a major issue but kind of annoying. Recently I have noticed that the system tray icon for the wireless network always has that little red X and if I open the Network and Sharing Center it says "You are not currently connected to any networks." When I click "See Full Map" it shows a line from my PC to the Router but the line from my router to the internet has a red X.

The thing is, I am connected to the internet. I can go online just fine. Any ideas?

A:network system tray icon shows not connected but I am connected

Hello Serg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes a simple restart of the PC will sort the network icon for you.

If not, then a quick disable and enable of the wireless network usually will toggle it back with the correct icon.

Hope this helps,

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I need help getting to the bottom of this, not sure why it's happening, or when it started happening, maybe a week ago...

I get a seemingly random icon flash on the taskbar for no more than a few miliseconds, so i checked
event viewer to track down what was happening and the only thing i can find is 2 events in the subcategory
Application that states the source as RestartManager
and the event ID as 10000 and 10001, these both appear every time the icon flashes on the taskbar

I think this issue is also causing fullscreen flash vids to show the taskbar and a loading circle on the cursor... also Battlefield 4 likes to get a black screen then when i alt-tab i'm back to the game without any crashing or any error besides this ominous
black screen

I'm running 8.1 legit

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Hi to all
The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected and can brows the internet.
my prblem solved but after restart my computer this problem come back.
I'm confused because I tried many ways to sole it!

I disconnected my pc from modem, waited about 30 seconds and reconnected it
Reset the network adapter
use the Diagnose and repair the connection
Uninstall driver from device manager and restart my computer

When the computer will restart my problem is solved!!!!!!! but When the computer will restart again,
my problem come back!!!!! Even when I disconnect from the Internet and connected, this problem come back

Could someone help me? (windows 7, 64)

A:The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Can you surf to here:
More info here:

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Recently my battery icon disappeared on my taskbar and in its place is a blank spot. When I turned the power icon display off and back on, the space went away and reappeared. I turned my Wifi icon display off and back on and where the wifi icon once appeared, the battery icon displayed and a blank space appeared next to it where the wifi icon would be displayed. I've included two screenshots to show my issue: Is there anything else I can do other than a system restore to a previous version? I feel as though ever since my warranty ran out (literally two days after) I've had nothing but annoyances with this computer and have had to do too many system restores. Thanks.

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Hi all,

I am in the process of recovering a laptop from a recent virus surge and have run into some problems with its connection to the internet. When I open the network connections folder there is no local area connection or wireless network connection options. Additionally, the Network Connections service is hung on Starting.

I went through Microsoft KB 825826: "How to troubleshoot missing network connections icons in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP", but did not have any luck. Also ran LSP-Fix utility to repair any potential winsock issues but problem has not yet been resolved.

A:Network Connections service "Starting" and all network connections missing

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I have ten 250 G4 notebooks, and all the wireless cards worked when delivered.  Now, one by one, the wireless connections are failing.  The card is there, but it says No Connections are Available.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless via Device Manager.  I have wired connection on the failing computers.  Seven are still working.  Please help.  We are a school with little money.  I am not an amateur. 

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I have been trying for a while to delete three broadband connections i seem to have made, but not enabled. They are located in the network connections dialog under the broadband heading. On top of this they keep asking me which server to connect to. When I try to delete them, it asks me if i want to send them to the recycle bin, I click yes, and then nothing happens, they don't go anywhere. Any help would be greatful. Thanks.

A:can't delete my broadband connections in Network connections

you may have to install the soft wacd and remove it from there. try it

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For some reason my PC no longer shows my usb connection on "My Computer". When I plug a flash drive into it or my mp3 player it no longer seems to show up. It was fine just a week ago.

Any suggestions??


A:PC no longer shows USB connections in "my computer"

hey Plaz,

I have seen some similar issues over the last couple weeks. Did the problem occur after the last batch of Windows XP upgrades? Does the computer recognize the drive being plugged in at all... does it make the "Hey, I found some new hardware sound?"

Curious here and partially seeking info too...

I am researching the problem and will post as soon as possible.


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on several of our clients the vpn connection (with barracuda vpn client) shows old files and folders on the shares, doesn´t matter which shares (DFS) 
as soon as direct connected in the network all up to date data is shown.
tried to deactivate offline files in the sync center, but this did´nt change anything

any ideas , anyone?

happy greetings

Michael Selinger

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Hi, I am running windows XP pro on the server with 8 computers running simultaneous connections to the shared drive.

However, when I run net session on the server, it shows multiple connections per computer, so someone is getting booted off. When I check the computers, there is only one mapped connection and one user logon.

How do I limit the connections to one per computer?

A:Net Session Shows Multiple Connections To Server?

Any idea?

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We have Kaspersky Total Security.  Our computer, especially the internet, has been extremely slow.  While doing various task on Kaspersky, I happend upon the Network activity tab.  There showed ove 30 connections all to different External IP addresses, I had one connection open.......No idea if this is normal.

A:HELP - Kaspersky shows over 30 connections for my one open browser!!!

Hello there,Can you show us which IP addresses are being connected to? (logs if possible)

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
do... Read more

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Hi, I am running windows XP pro on the server with 8 computers running simultaneous connections to the shared drive.

However, when I run net session on the server, it shows multiple connections per computer, so someone is getting booted off. When I check the computers, there is only one mapped connection and one user logon.

How do I limit the connections to one per computer?

A:Solved: Net Session Shows Multiple Connections from Computer?

Any idea?

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I've had my win7 laptop for about 3 weeks now.  I have an older XP machine upstairs.  I created links to several web folders using the info from my old machine, and everything worked fine.
Today, when I went to open one of my network locations (FTP web hosting), where it normally is under "Computer," there was only a file inside called Target.lnk .  Normally you see the web folder contents. 
I had 2 network locations like this, and both worked fine a week ago, and now show the above behavior.
Additionally, if I try to create a new network location, or map a new network drive, I get an error, "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another."
I know the folder is valid b/c I can navigate to it in my web browsers, and log in with my FTP credentials.
So, what's going on?  I've read that Win7 has issues with web folders, but both locations worked a week ago!
Any help would be appreciated.

-- Mo

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So, my friends computer is a dell e1505. she has built in wifi, windows xp, and she knows that i have a history of fixing computers; however i have only recently heard of this problem and have tried everything ive been told to do.. Her wifi shows connectivity with excellent strength, but when i try to open internet explorer , only a white screen appears...there is no error message of any kind nor will it let me try to go to another address. Her dial up wont even work... any suggestions? I was told it could be a virus of sorts...


A:Solved: Wifi shows connections but internet explorer will not show

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I have Windows XP operating system, IE7, dial-up connection. The number of connections per server keeps changing. I believe the appropriate setting is ten but often when I reboot the setting gets changed which results in slower internet downloading speed. How do I keep the setting the same? I also have IE7Pro on my computer and that is set to ten connections per server. Hope you can help me out--Cherise

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Below is everything i am able to view when i do ipconfig.

There are so many tunnel adapters that i cannot even view my ipaddress. its really pissing me off .

how do i remove these seemingly useless tunnel adapters so that i can view the information that ipconfig should show me.

p.s what are these tunnel adapters, where do they come from.

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 22:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 23:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 24:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 25:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 26:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 27:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 28:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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A:[SOLVED] ipconfig shows 83 Tunnel adapter Local Area Connections


Windows Vista includes a full IPv6 stack that is enabled by default. You may try to uninstall/reinstall your Network Adapter from Device Manager, here's how.

After the reinstallation, Disable IPV6.

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The symptom is that it takes a LONG time for the internet connection icon to appear in the tray, until which time I can't access the internet; NOR does firefox run, until the icon appears. So, if I don't wait for the LAN connection to load and just try to run firefox, it will not appear at all, until ten-fifteen minutes later when the the LAN connection finally loads, then firefox opens. It's interesting that firefox doesn't just open immediately when prompted, and say that there is no internet access. It just waits for the LAN connection to load, before it runs, for like 10 minutes. The 10 minute wait is not caused by me trying to run firefox before all services are running, if I don't touch the machine at all until the LAN icon appears I still have to wait 10 minutes. I guess if I was an IT guy, that would be a tell-tale sign of something, but I have no clue.

Also, while XP is trying to establish the LAN connection, the task bar at the bottom of the screen freezes up, but I can open "My Computer" screen using the desktop icon and browse files, listen to music, etc. while the taskbar is frozen for 10 min or so.

That said. The card works, but the connection takes a long time to load up on XP. I've never had this issue before. Can it have something to do with the order services are being loaded?

I've done the following:
checked cable and NIC
sfc /scannow
scanned drive with OS for errors with restart
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A:LAN connections" in XP slow to load at start up.10min delay before shows in sys tray

bump, please help!

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My computer was acting up and giving '[Program] has encountered a problem and needs to shut down', so I reinstalled Windows XP. I've had to do this once before too.

Whenever I do it, the wireless icon in the system tray AND in the Networks Connections windows, disappears. Last time, I called D-Link (the company that I got my router and modem from) and they took me through a whole bunch of weird steps and managed to get my icon back.

Since it happened again, I called them, except, this time, they said they couldn't do anything about.

So all I know is that there's a specific set of steps that brings the icon back, I just don't know what they are and I really need someone who does!


A:No Wireless Connections Icon

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(HP dv2418nr, XP, Broadcom wireless)

Wireless connection ICON ( shows at work, does not show at home - same laptop )

"Wireless connections icon" <--- .... the icon in the system tray... the icon in the control panel > network connections > I cannot find it if i'm at home.... but when i get to work the icon is there....

Same laptop.... I cannot see the "icon" at home ... I cannot find it anywhere in the computer... and hence I cannot connect to my home wifi... but when I get to work and start the laptop the icon is in system tray & in control panel > network connections >.. and it connects to my work wifi just fine....

Now...... I'm baffled.... this is like magic to me.. how can this even be possible .. lolxxx.... any ideas.... plz ... many thanks

A:Wireless connections icon

For some reason your laptop cannot "see" your wireless router at home, in which case it will not show a wireless network icon anywhere in Windows -- there's no "magic" involved.

Check your router configuration to ensure that it's wireless interface is actually enabled.
Router's are usually configured using any web-browser on a PC or laptop that has a wired connection to the router & typing (in most cases) in to the address bar, then press the <Enter> key.

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(HP dv2418nr, XP, Broadcom wireless)

Wireless connection ICON ( shows at work, does not show at home - same laptop )

"Wireless connections icon" <--- .... the icon in the system tray... the icon in the control panel > network connections > I cannot find it if i'm at home.... but when i get to work the icon is there....

Same laptop.... I cannot see the "icon" at home ... I cannot find it anywhere in the computer... and hence I cannot connect to my home wifi... but when I get to work and start the laptop the icon is in system tray & in control panel > network connections >.. and it connects to my work wifi just fine....

Now...... I'm baffled.... this is like magic to me.. how can this even be possible .. lolxxx.... any ideas.... plz ... many thanks

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